Outdoor Play Ideas: Pirate Hide-Away

Outdoor Play Space Ideas-Create a Pirate Den

Today the lovely Renee of Adventures at Home with Mum shows us one way to add a wonderful imaginative play space to an outdoor area - by creating a secret pirate's den! At our household outside play is very important. Kids have boundless energy and a natural curiosity to explore so playing … [Read more...]

Building a Backyard Sandpit: Ideas & Inspiration to DIY

Childhood 101 | Outdoor play - tips for building a backyard sand box

When it comes to sensory play, sand has to be the #1 choice of both my preschooler and my very young toddler. Most kids love to play in the sand! And whether you choose a more temporary version or create a permanent fixture, it's really not that difficult to add a dedicated sand play space to your … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Toadstool Nook

fairy garden toadstool mushroom stools

A peek inside a reader's play space... We enjoy having morning and afternoon tea in our toadstool nook, or otherwise just sitting and enjoying our garden. Thank you to Kelly for sharing this sweet, outdoor space with us. You can see more of the Happy Whimsical Heart toadstool nook … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: A Mud Play Kitchen From a Potting Table

mud play kitchen

A peek inside a reader's play space... Loving this clever idea from Kelly of Happy Whimsical Hearts, creating an easy mud play kitchen space from a gardening, potting table. How clever is that! See more of this great play space here. SUBMIT TO OUR PLAY SPACE and have your play space … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Laneway Garden


We created laneway garden in a rarely used space – the passage down the side of our house. It is fairly simple – a low table built out of old building materials that were lying around, and excess pot plants that were cluttering up the main garden. Laneway garden is a mix of plants and … [Read more...]